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Title:Exploring design coursework in graduate library education: iSchools vs. non-iSchools
Author(s):Clarke, Rachel Ivy; Potter, Nicole
Subject(s):Graduate library education
Abstract:The information field has often struggled with identity. Recently, design has been proposed as one aspect that might unify the information fields, especially the divide between librarianship and other information areas. To explore this possibility, we investigated what, if any differences exist between the number ar character of design courses offered in U.S. MLIS programs housed in iSchools vs. those housed in non-iSchool settings. A review of course titles and descriptions that included the word "design" revealed that iSchools offer approximately twice as many courses, and a classification of courses by topic reveals that although computing topics dominate, design is found across a broad variety of curricular topics. These findings suggest that design is indeed present in graduate library education, potentially positioning iSchools to better unify what may have previously been considered more disparate fields.
Issue Date:2019-03-15
Series/Report:iConference 2019 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Rights Information:Copyright 2019 Rachel Ivy Clarke and Nicole Potter
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-03-22

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